Products – Replacement Windows
If you’re like most, this is your first window purchase. And while this is a project that many undertake to make their home more energy-efficient, it’s also the perfect opportunity to transform your most personal space into one that reflects your specific style and taste. The following window guide is designed to help you understand the various replacement window styles available – from a traditional double-hung model to sleek casements and room-expanding bay and bow windows.
What types of windows are available?
The three types of windows most commonly offered are aluminum, wood or vinyl – with wood and vinyl being the most popular choices. It’s important to note that aluminum windows have painted surfaces that may scratch easily and the metal construction makes for a poor insulator. Wood windows are effective insulators, but can absorb moisture and typically require painting, caulking and other annual upkeep to maintain appearance and performance.
Vinyl windows are the most popular choice because they expertly combine beauty, durability and low maintenance with high-performance thermal efficiency. These are the most energy efficient windows. The solid vinyl construction never needs to be painted, and the precision-fit mainframe and sash, along with several insulating components, achieve exceptional energy savings. Alside Windows are available in a wide range of styles and configurations to fit all architectural designs.